HyperDic: trigger

English > 5 senses of the word trigger:
VERBcreationtrigger, trip, actuate, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch offput in motion or move to act
competitiontriggerrelease or pull the trigger on
NOUNartifacttrigger, gun triggerlever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun
artifacttriggera device that activates or releases or causes something to happen
acttrigger, induction, initiationan act that sets in motion some course of events
trigger > pronunciation
Soundstrih'ger
Rhymesagar ... younger: 63 rhymes with ger...
English > trigger: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaninglever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun.
Synonymgun trigger
Part ofgunA weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
Narrowerhair triggerA gun trigger that responds with little pressure
BroaderleverA rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
Spanishgatillo
Catalangallet
Verbstriggerrelease or pull the trigger on
English > trigger: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA device that activates or releases or causes something to happen.
Narrowerplutonium trigger, plutonium pitA steel or beryllium sphere containing plutonium 239 that triggers nuclear fission when compressed by explosives
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
English > trigger: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAn act that sets in motion some course of events.
Synonymsinduction, initiation
Narrowerfomentation, instigationDeliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)
Broadercausing, causationThe act of causing something to happen / happen
Spanishdesencadenamiento, inducción, iniciación
Catalandesencadenament, inducció, iniciació
Verbstriggerput in motion or move to act
English > trigger: 5 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningput in motion or move to act.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"trigger a reaction"
Synonymstrip, actuate, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off
Cause tohappen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take placeCome to pass
Broaderinitiate, pioneerTake the lead or initiative in
Spanishaccionar, activar, desencadenar, provocar
Catalanaccionar, activar
Nounstriggeran act that sets in motion some course of events
English > trigger: 5 senses > verb 2, competition
MeaningRelease or pull the trigger on.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Trigger a gun"
Entailsfire, dischargeCause to go off
Spanishdesencadenar
Catalandesencadenar
Nounstriggerlever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun

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